New Look

With the help of a co-worker, this site is getting an updated look. Clifton M. did not think my retro-blog site would come back into style any time soon.

Now, that the site is updated, even mobile friendly, I will start to add new material and update out-of-date information. Please come back often to see what has changed.

In the meantime, the You Can Help – Donate and 2017 Water Ski Team pages have been updated. So, give them a look and try to wear out the Donate buttons.


U.S. Disabled Team Wins World Title

The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team won the overall gold medal at the 9th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 3-6, in Vichy, France. The United States tallied 9,341.73 points in winning the gold medal for a record fifth time at the biennial event. Italy earned the silver medal with 9,240.23 points and France earned the bronze medal with 5,748.02 points. Australia (5,622.60 points) and Great Britain (4,497.86 points) rounded out the top-five placements in the 18-team field.

2009 Disabled Team
2009 Disabled Team
Standing (left-to-right): Mike Royal, Craig Timm, Katie Mawby, Dr. Keith Barbour and Denise Bowness. Seated (left-to-right): Bill Bowness, Bill Furbish, Jessica Radmilovic, Joe Ray, Daniel Reed and Chad Guzman.

Read entire article at USA Water Ski website.

Tomball Potpourri – part 2

The Tomball Potpourri ran a follow-up article about the 1000 Oaks ski event yesterday. It was humbling to read the quote included from Mike Suyderhoud. “It was an eye opening experience to ski with Mike Royal,” he said. “The fact that he can ski at that level without being able to see deserves much praise.”

Suyderhoud actually skied at the venue in , in Vichy, France where the 2009 Disabled World Championships will be held September 3 – 6 about the time I was born. Click here for information about the Yacht Club de Vichy.